Stop Shark Culling in Queensland

The impact of shark culling is devastating for marine life. The Queensland Government’s Shark Control Programme has been killing wildlife with nets and drumlines since 1962 in a misguided effort to protect people from the risk of a shark bite.

Time and time again, the program has shown that it does more harm than good. The countless deaths of innocent marine wildlife matter, and now we’re keeping count.

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End senseless killing in QLD.

About half of the shark species caught in Queensland’s nets and drumlines pose very little risk to humans.

Together, let’s stop this ineffective and harmful method.

Since 2012, Queensland’s Shark Control Program has been responsible for 7,504 animals being captured and 5,343 killed.

Every animal entangled suffers when shark culling, Australia-wide. Even if an animal is released, it may not survive.

In Queensland, sharks are often drowned while caught in nets or caught on baited hooks attached to buoys, known as drumlines.

There are approximately 180 species of sharks in Australian waters, and only three have been responsible for mistakenly biting humans. It’s not just QLD, shark culling Australia-wide is ineffective and harmful.

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Become a Shark Champion today.

Join us and over 60,000 Shark Champions in tackling the issues sharks and rays are currently facing in Australian waters. Be a voice for precious marine life by calling on our elected leaders to give our endangered sharks and rays the protections they desperately need.

When it comes to sharks, we are their biggest threat but also their only hope. Become a Shark Champion today.